Obama Violates Own Executive Order, Funds Abortions

Operation Rescue: Heath care bill was passed under false pretenses and should be repealed

UPDATE: Obama administration is now backtracking with statements that federal money will not fund abortions in the PA programs. However, it remains to be seen whether or not this is true. Actions speak louder than words and we will have to wait and see how this pans out. We remain unconvinced. -OR

Washington, DC – The Department of Health and Human Services under radical abortion promoter Kathleen Sebelius has approved the first disbursement of federal tax dollars to pay for abortions, despite an Executive Order that promised the American people such abortion funding would not be permitted.

As part of Obama’s health care plan, Pennsylvania will receive $160 million to fund a “high risk” insurance pool. Those in the pool will qualify to have any abortion legal in the State of Pennsylvania paid for by taxpayers.

“We knew when Obama signed the Executive Order that would have allegedly blocked tax funding of abortion that it wasn’t worth the paper it was printed on. Now that has been proven to be true,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

“It is shocking and disturbing to see the ease at which Obama and Sebelius can flat-out lie to the American people and apparently get away with it. This kind of dishonest treatment of the American people and disregard for agreements made and signed shows that the word of both Obama and Sebelius cannot be trusted, which makes them unfit to serve — something we have been saying all along.”

Over 70 percent of the American people oppose tax funded abortion in the national health care system. Several Senators and Congressmen voted for the health care bill only on the condition that tax money would not go to fund abortion. Now that Obama has reneged on the agreement and violated his own Executive Order, Operation Rescue urges Congress to repeal the heath care legislation that was enacted under false pretenses last March.

Previous OR statement on Executive Order supposedly banning tax funding of abortions